Events & Festivals of Pondicherry
Festivals celebrated in Pondicherry offer insights of vibrant culture and tradition of the people of Pondicherry. Along with the major national festivals like Deepawali and Dussera Pondicherry celebrates its several regional festivals with great zeal and zest. International Yoga Festival is a major event organized in Pondicherry. The festival is held every year in the month of January and is participated by hundreds of people from across the globe. Celebration of the festival includes seminar on the basic theme of Yoga, demonstration of Yoga techniques and other cultural activities like classical dance and music show.
Pongal is another prominent festival celebrated in Pondicherry with great enthusiasm. It is the harvest festival of Pondicherry and comes in the month of January. Pondicherry celebrates Masi Magma festival in the month of February. The festival is mainly celebrated at sea-shore and witnesses the people taking holy baths early in the morning and taking out a huge religious procession in the evening. Karthigai Deepam, Bastile day, Ayudha Puja, Villianur Temple Car Festival are other important festivals and cultural events hosted and celebrated in Pondicherry with much fanfare.